Rydel
Beginner July 2020 Ontario

Wedding Dress

Rydel, on 3/November/2019 at 20:42 Posted in Wedding fashion


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I'm having such a hard time finding a wedding dress. Had anyone else gone through this?
I think of things I like, have done all the quizzes and tried the online designer.I also hate clothes shopping haha.. one of my friends is trying to convince me to just got and try things on then maybe I would have a better idea.The attached photo is closest to something I might actually tolerate wearing..
For a little bit of background:- the wedding is going to be during the summer and outdoors - our theme / colours is gonna be sunset - my fiancé and I are both big into aviation and pilots - we both love to travel and hike and camp- I hate dress shopping... and shoe shopping... and really shopping for anything that I dont have a purpose for (I like grocery shopping or buying new workout clothes 😅)- we're both quite active and this last year have been doing kickboxing
I'd love any sort of advice!
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  • Katelyn
    Curious May 2020 British Columbia
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    I think your friend is right. It would be best to just try on all kinds of different dresses to figure out what you like. Who knows, maybe you’ll find something totally different than what you think you’ll like and fall in love with it! Just make sure to give yourself enough time to find a dress. I bought mine just over a year out from my wedding date, and still love it.
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  • Sarah
    Devoted August 2020 Ontario
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    I knew exactly what I liked and didn’t like based on what I saw online. When I went to try dresses on I had like 30 in mind. The sales associate could read me well and knew what I was into. I fell in love with the second dress I tried! And it was a style I knew I liked but didn’t think it’d be “the one”.
    Moral of the story: you have to try them on!
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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
    Rydel ·
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    This seems to be the theme haha no one really knows what they want...
    Thanks!
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  • Jonie
    Newbie October 2020 Alberta
    Jonie ·
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    Your friend is right! I thought I had an image of a dress I wanted or liked and ended up getting something completely different.. good luck!
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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
    Rydel ·
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    The first part of this really sounds like me haha.. and I kind of wish my mom was in the same province to help me here.
    I might have to suck it up and go 🙄
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  • T
    Newbie May 2020 Alberta
    Tasia ·
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    I would recommend just embracing it and go try some dresses on. As someone who also hates shopping, especially dress shopping, I struggled to imagine what kind of dress I could possibly wear and worried I would hate the dress shopping experience. I discovered it’s actually really really fun. I went with just my mom and we had a great time. It’s like no other shopping experience I’ve ever had. I just stood there while my mom and a bridal consultant brought me things. I had no clear vision of what I wanted so being open to trying anything led me to a dress I wouldn’t have chosen for myself in a million years. It could end up being a really great time. Good luck!
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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
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    Ooh exciting!! And makes sense! Thanks for sharing!
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  • Taylor
    Devoted October 2020 Alberta
    Taylor ·
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    I would go for something very light and simple and dress it up with the accessories. Im getting my dress of amazon to save some money. If you do that you gotta read the reviews (i start with the lowest ratings to see why they gave it). Just look at images and see what kind of sparks your interest and then go in with those pictures. You will try on alot less dresses if you walk in prepared even slightly.

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  • Chrissy
    Beginner September 2020 British Columbia
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    I agree with her, I thought I wanted all these things and I ended up just going and trying some on and I found that I actually look horrible in the dresses I thought I’d love, and look awesome in the style I thought I hated! Doesn’t hurt to go try on some different shapes to see how your body looks in them
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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
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    I'm seriously debating doing that haha. I bought my high school grad dress online and it was fine haha
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  • Kelly
    Expert September 2019 Manitoba
    Kelly ·
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    I bought my wedding dress online lol

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  • Samantha
    Frequent user July 2020 Ontario
    Samantha ·
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    That was another factor for me too, being able to wear it again. I was thinking I would dye it professionally after the wedding so I can have more opportunities to wear it.


    I wouldn't do it differently. The whole dress shopping experience was never something I'd envisioned doing and fawning over the dresses. It's just not me. My grandmother is like my mom, and was the first person I showed it to and tried it on for her when it came in the mail, so it's kind of like she got to experience that part of the wedding since she never got to with my mom. I did it my way and couldn't be happier
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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
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    Okay awesome good to know!! Thanks!!
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  • Ashley
    Super August 2020 Ontario
    Ashley ·
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    Make a few apts at bridal stores and show them this dress. also you could email bridal stores on weddingwire and show them this picture and they can send you styles that they have close to it then you could make an apt!

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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
    Rydel ·
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    Thank you all, this does help! I might have to bite the bullet and go to a store to see what I find with like maybe 2 friends so that I don't end up cancelling the appointment haha..
    It's just so different from anything else I've done.
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  • Rydel
    Beginner July 2020 Ontario
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    Neat! I thought about that and wondering what is something that I might be able to wear again haha.
    If you had to do it over again would you do anything different?
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